About the Author

Lisa Steele

Lisa Steele is a 5th-generation chicken keeper and Maine Master Gardener. She’s the founder of Fresh Eggs Daily, the popular natural chicken keeping site, and the author of several books including Fresh Eggs Daily: Raising Happy, Healthy Chickens Naturally and 101 Chicken Keeping Hacks. From her small farm in Maine, she inspires her readers with her easy, fun and accessible approach to integrating gardening and backyard chickens for a more productive flock and more bountiful harvest. Visit her blog at www.fresheggsdaily.com and on Instagram @fresheggsdaily
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Articles by Lisa Steele

How Blue Eggs Get Their Color
December 5, 2019 · · Eggs & Meat, Kids' Corner

Add to Favorites Growing up in New England,  I lived across the street from my grandparents’ chicken farm. I am not sure which chicken breeds they raised, so I don’t …

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Can Chickens Eat Cranberries?
November 21, 2019 · · Feed & Health, Kids' Corner

Add to Favorites It’s the holidays and cranberries are everywhere. Can chickens eat cranberries? Yes. They make a great treat by themselves or mixed in other recipes. Chickens do fairly …

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Everything You Need to Know About Chicken Roosting Bars
November 14, 2019 · · Coops

Add to Favorites One of the most common questions I get asked on my Facebook page (Fresh Eggs Daily) is how wide chicken roosting bars should be and how high off …

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A Guide to Duck Shelters for Winter
November 7, 2019 · · Coops

Add to Favorites With their double coat of waterproof feathers over thick, warm fluffy down and a layer of body fat, ducks (regardless of duck breeds) are exceedingly cold-hardy. They …

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A Guide to Common Duck Diseases
September 30, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites Domestic duck breeds are generally extremely hardy and don’t often get sick as long as they are fed a healthy diet, given plenty of room to exercise …

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A Quick Guide to Buying Ducks
September 21, 2019 · · Poultry 101

Add to Favorites Whether you are expanding your duck flock, adding to your chicken flock or are brand new to backyard duck keeping, buying ducks is fairly straightforward, but there are a …

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7 Reasons to Hang Chicken Nesting Box Curtains
September 13, 2019 · · Coops

Add to Favorites Nesting box curtains have been around for a very long time. Farmers would hang burlap or feed bags over the front of their hens’ boxes; present-day backyard …

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Can Chickens and Ducks Live Together?
August 3, 2019 · · Poultry 101

Add to Favorites “Can chickens and ducks live together?” is one of the most common questions I get from readers. Since I’ve been raising my chickens and ducks in the …

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Facts About Ducks: How Much Does a Duck Need?
August 2, 2019 · · Poultry 101

Add to Favorites Facts about ducks and duck information, in general, can be difficult to find online because backyard ducks aren’t nearly as popular (yet) as backyard chickens, but I …

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What Do Ducks Eat?

Add to Favorites The number one question I always get from backyard chicken keepers thinking about adding some domestic duck breeds to their flock is “What do ducks eat?” Fortunately, …

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